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Under the headline "Show that you are in the first league!", media campaign in Serbia against toxic masculinity and harmful gender stereotypes reached over seven million women and men, girls and boys.
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UN Women recently organized workshops in Izmir and Adana, cities in western and southern Turkey, for male participants to help them understand traditional masculinities and discuss men and boys’ engagement for achieving gender equality.
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Eight pilot clubs dedicated to supporting men and the equal sharing of household and family responsibilities are to be established in the districts of Straseni and Falesti in the next two years under the ‘Together Against Gender Stereotypes and Gender-Based Violence’ Program, funded by the European Union and implemented by UN Women and UNFPA.
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Developed on the initiative of the UNFPA Georgia Country Office, with the support of the EU in the framework of the MenCare Campaign, Luna & the Planet of Fire-flies, written by Dato Gorgiladze and illustrated by Tatia Nadareishili, is a story created for children and their parents who equally share the responsibilities related to child care and domestic work.
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Gender equality and women’s rights are not just women’s issue, it is a human rights issue. Women combat for their rights every day everywhere. But to achieve an equal world for all, men should question power dynamics in their actions and words and take responsibility for change.
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The HeForShe solidarity movement launched the #HeForSheAtHome (#EvdeHeForShe in Turkish) campaign in Turkey. The campaign calls on men to share domestic and care work equally and invites them to share their stories on social media to inspire others. Celebrities started to support the campaign by sharing their messages on positive masculinities on social media.
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At Ukraine’s HeForShe Congress, equal numbers of women and men discuss Ukraine’s gender equality realities – and how to speed up change in business and throughout society.
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One of the oldest and most popular sports clubs in Turkey, with a large fan base of 25 million around the world, Fenerbahce Sports Club, aims to set an example globally by becoming gender-sensitive and inclusive sports club, thanks to UN Women`s HeForShe collaboration. Twenty-four Fenerbahce Sports Club staff are now trainers in gender equality and women’s rights after successfully completing a three-day trainer-of-trainers session, entitled: `Gender Equality Seminars’ on 31 July 2019.
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UN Women workshops in Turkey introduce participants to upcoming perception research on men’s attitudes and beliefs towards early and forced marriages
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Three male opinion leaders from the government, business and arts sectors joined the HeForShe Barbershop Talks in Kyiv, Ukraine on 22 November where they chopped stereotypes, shaved off sexism and promoted tolerance in a sincere and fun public debate.
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On 12 September, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Pavlo Klimkin, made a public HeForShe commitment on behalf of the Ministry in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has become the first state institution to join the HeForShe solidarity movement in Ukraine.
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Ukraine’s top fashion designers team up with HeForShe and draw attention to human rights, gender equality and freedom to choose.
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At a UN Women organised event, men and women talked about what it meant to be a man and how to change attitudes to promote gender equality in the Ukraine.
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Dmytro Shurov, Ukranian singer and opinion leader, is the first HeForShe advocate in Ukraine. Often appearing at major events with his 14-year-old son Lev Shurov, he speaks about fatherhood, sharing domestic work and child care responsibilities at home.
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At 16 years of age, David Kovačić is a gender equality activist. As an active member of the Be a Man club, a youth initiative that's spreading across the country, he believes that real men are not violent, and encouraging his peers to take a stand against gender-based violence.
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UN Women and the UN Kosovo team supported DokuFest’s 2017 theme Future Is my Love, with art and a lively public panel to promote the global HeForShe solidarity movement, which asks women and men around the world to commit to gender equality.
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The HeForShe in Stadiums and HeForShe Fan mobile app use football in a three-month campaign to reach men and boys across Albania, encouraging them to empower women, stop discrimination and speak out against gender-based violence.
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Changing destructive ideals of masculinity and getting men and boys to hold their peers accountable said to be key to ending gender-based violence.
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Kosovo campaign includes launch of a pink seesaw sculpture that draws young and old to discuss gender equality and sign up on HeForShe site.
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The Prime Minister of Estonia, Taavi Rõivas, today became a Champion for UN Women’s HeForShe campaign at the Tallinn Conference. The Prime Minister met with UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri and signed on to the HeForShe solidarity movement for gender equality.